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    Toschenko's big & yellow log - Battleworn Imperial Fists

    EDIT: From now on this thread will be devoted exclusively to my Imperial Fists project - and the new name reflects this change. I've decided that opening a new thread would lead to the loss of all the recipes and painting advices I've been given through the progressing of the log (and the ones I gave, too) - so following Aulbath's advice I'm editing the first post and adding links to all the paintjobs I've finished until now, starting from the latest ones as the tactical squad will get a little revamp with the pigment weathering technique I've been experimenting and with I've finally started to get some good results.
    Fists starts at page 13 IIRC and here I'm reporting the links to complete works, but there are a lot of WIPs and little distractions in the middle. Should you like what you see, please take the time to comment and/or criticize:


    First sternguard veteran

    Rhino for Tactical squad

    Rhino interior

    Scout squad with heavy bolter and count-as sniper rifles

    Multi-Melta attack bike

    AoBR tacticals

    Tactical sergeant

    Tactical demi-squad (first batch of pics)

    Tactical demi-squad (second batch of pics)

    Tactical demi-squad (third batch of pics)


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    first of all, I'd like to say hello to everyone

    this is my first thread (although I've been a looong time lurker on this forum) and I decided to begin with a painting log to introduce myself (and my miniatures) to the warseer community...

    I'm a sort of compulsive buyer of GW and non-GW stuff,so I have tons of yet unopened boxes of miniatures awaiting for some brush strokes, and (of course) I wish to use this log to force me painting some of them. I've a blood ravens and a vostroyan army for 40k, a dwarf army for WHFB, three (!) armies for Confrontation, a US Rifle Company for Flames of War, a guard army for Epic:Armageddon, a van Saar gang for Necromunda and a Cygnar army for Warmachine... and none of them are finished (well, actually most of the minias are bare metal...)

    Ok, enough talking: let's see some pics!

    These are the humble beginnings of my dwarf army... (humble because I own nearly 4000 points of the stunties, and this is what is currently painted...)









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    Re: Toschenko's Random Painting Log

    Nice bases!
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    Re: Toschenko's Random Painting Log

    Some more





    A closeup of the warrior champion:


    Then, what I'm working on now: a Pretorian platoon (for a friend of mine):

    Test model:
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    And his fellas:



    C&C are welcome!

    P.S.: on the bases... I was thinking of returning to the usual PVA/sand mix, a light brown shade should make them pop a bit more... what do you guys think??
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    Loving the painting on these, although not sure about the lilac one...

    As for the bases, Id be tempted to add some sand and static grass to the cobbles/paving, rather than changing them entirely.
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    Re: Toschenko's Random Painting Log

    @ Killshot: thanks, i didn't notice your reply before posting the second bunch of photos...

    @ Crube: I'll try and post some pics in the next few days

    Ok, now my Vostroyans:

    Commissar (argh, I just noticed that I totally forgot to highlight the black... grrr)



    and the first (and only!) squad of the platoon:





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    Re: Toschenko's Random Painting Log

    some more



    a (crappy) closeup




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    and more

    a better closeup of the vox-operator:




    the face of the heavybolterman:


    this should be mounted on a base similar to the heavy bolter one:
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    A WIP picture of a winter camo Vostroyan trooper...



    Some time ago I was thinking of differentiating the two platoons of infantry making them differnt colors, but I nearly abandoned the idea... the winter camo takes too long for me to be achieved...
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    Re: Toschenko's Random Painting Log

    What a lovely clean style you have! So subcribed to this one! And I love those dwarves, the bases go great with them

    The flesh on those vossies is incredible.
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    Ditto waht Luke said... really nice models.

    I love the skin tone you have on those Vostroyans - care to share the recipe
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    Thanks for the replies, guys

    @Crube: I used the recipe found on white dwarf on painting Vostroyans (for all the model, not only for the faces). I'll post it here anyway:

    base tanned flesh
    wash with 2 part tanned flesh and 1 liche purple mix
    highlight with dwarf flesh
    highlight with dwarf and elf flesh mix
    final highlight with pure elf flesh

    I also mixed the entire dwarf flesh pot with some drops of dark angels green (or it was catachan?), to contrast the "pinkness" of the color. If you try this I strongly suggest that you make some attempts before mixing the two colors in the pot (unless you have an entire army of greenskins to paint)
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    So the highlights involving Dwarf Flesh are actually Dwarf Flesh with a spot of Green in, right?
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    You're right. You can also use the dark green ink, the result is the same
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    Re: Toschenko's Random Painting Log

    Those dwarfs are amaizingly awsome. IMHO they look Golden demon worthy along with youre Vostroyans.
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    Cool stuff, I really like that clean painting style of yours. I should give the few drops of green in the Dwarf Flesh a try too.

    One question though: What's up with the bending-over Praetorian? Isn't he feeling well? Or did you just fix him to the base for painting?
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    A side note: I took the hint of green/dwarf flesh mix from Jakob Rune Nielsen's website (I don't remember the exact URL but you can search for his name on google). He has also a nice tutorial on painting faces and skin in general

    Now, the test for converting vostroyan rough riders:



    I'm not happy with the horse gas mask, I should file more the green stuff on the edge (maybe it was better to do this BEFORE priming )

    @sigur: yep, he is in that uncomfortable pose for painting!

    edit: the yellow thingy on the base is not some new tyranid biological threat (a genestealer with a stomachache?), it's just the yellow part of green stuff (I ran out of blu-tack)
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    Thanks - I'll be giving it a try, and also looking up that website...

    As for the Vossie R/Rider, i like it, although, maybe a little slimmer on the horses mask? Also, the gap between the horses head and his body seems a little rough if I'm being honest (and hyper critical...)

    Still love the overall efffect
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    Yes, I was a bit over-enthusiast in priming him... I've not yet fixed what you are pointing out 'cause for now I left out the rough riders from my list: I used 6 of them in three games, and they managed to kill two marines (in total) even if they charged all the time...

    As promised, I had a little work on a new test base. I'm quite pleased of the result, this one is a 40mm intended to go with a war machine (a cannon or organ gun)



    Sohuld I go with this basing style for all the others? C&C are always welcome!
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    Re: Toschenko's Random Painting Log

    I say the latest base.

    Is the paving textured plasticard? or have you sculpted it on?

    Either way, I like it, but I maybe would look at chamfering, or angling the edges of the paving slightlt. It looks a little like it's something just stuck on a base, it doesnt blend in to the base at the bottom.

    It only becomes an issue, because the models that will sit on it will be so damn good, it may detract slightly.

    Minor point but....
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